Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney’s sonnet “When All the Others Were Away at Mass” was named Ireland's best-loved poem of the past 100 years in RTÉ's A Poem for Ireland poll.

President Michael D. Higgins made the announcement in front of a live audience during the filming of a special episode of RTÉ's "The Works" at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.

The poem is taken from Seamus Heaney's "Clearances III - In Memoriam M.K.H., 1911-1984" and recalls a morning shared between the young author and his mother, peeling potatoes.

* Originally published in 2015.